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Emergency humanitarian update, June 2016

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Nabi who was hit by shrapnel in Helmand province receives treatment at a WHO-supported emergency surgical hospital for war victims in Lashkar GahNabi, who was hit by shrapnel in Helmand province, receives treatment at a WHO-supported emergency surgical hospital for war victims in Lashkar GahJune highlights

  • Active fighting between government forces and anti-government elements resulted in population movements in the Kot district of Nangarhar province in which 251 families were displaced.
  • 2 major blast incidents caused more than 100 casualties in Kabul in June.
  • Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever and measles outbreaks were on the rise this month.
  • The number of reported malaria cases has increased in the first half of 2016.

Emergency humanitarian action bulletin, June 2016

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Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

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